Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

"Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow." …

You or Someone You Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huffam4qf4Y I'm just going to go out on a limb here: You or Someone You Know by Worriers is my favorite record of the year. Such a perfect punk/power pop record - I listen to it when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm sitting in the sun on my balcony, when I have to …

A Hero’s Death

https://youtu.be/jLNt8aMNbvY "A Hero's Death" is the new single by Fontaines D.C. The video is a great downward spiral with a Birdman-vibe, starring Aiden Gillen. The song is really terrific, and it soundtracked my end of the workweek yesterday. Sometimes hearing a postpunk reminder that Life ain’t always emptyLife ain’t always emptyLife ain’t always emptyLife ain’t …

"But perhaps the most striking and frightening aspect of the German flight from reality is the habit of treating facts as though they were mere opinions." Hannah Arendt The Aftermath of Nazi Rule - Report from Germany. (1950) Hannah Arendt was born today in 1906. These days, her theories and commentary feels all too relevant.